Football - New side for Pompey

Portsmouth could start life in the bottom tier of English football with as many as 11 new faces to choose from when they host Oxford.

PA Sport Report

In an attempt to steady the ship, boss Guy Whittingham has brought in a host of players including Monaco's Romain Padovani and Hull duo Danny East and Sonny Bradley.

Despite that, Pompey's boss will have to make do without influential centre-back Ricardo Rocha, who failed to agree terms on a new deal at Fratton Park.

The two teams last met back in December 1998 when a Steve Claridge double secured a 2-2 draw for the hosts.

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